Best Sports Bars and Pubs showing Live Rugby

This page is your one-stop shop to locating pubs showing all the rugby. With so much going on from Six Nations to European Champions Cup and Aviva Premiership to the Rugby Championship and coverage spread across a variety of channels, finding a venue that caters to all your rugby needs can be tricky. That's where we come in.

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Watching these titanic matches in the company of fellow rugby fans is what British life is all about. So, here’s our list of the very best rugby pubs in the UK for you to choose from. See also our best pubs for Six Nations if you're a capital dweller. Tape up those thighs, Vaseline your brow up real good & check out our scrumtastic tips below!

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The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys

South West London, Hammersmith. Boasting James May as a regular and home to plenty of front-row forwards, the Cross Keys is the sort of pub you might like to hibernate in during the winter. With its cozy seating and warm oak decor, you're advised to bed in for lunch and stay until next Spring. Great beer from Fuller's and plenty of screens to catch the rugby on. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Old Dairy

Old Dairy

North London, Crouch Hill. Though strictly speaking a Gastro Pub, the Old Dairy is so cavernous that it could easily set itself up as a West End Club. With a good mix of locals and visitors, the atmosphere is lively and it's testament to the quality of the pub that such a huge space is often filled to the brim. Football is also big here, but if we were picking a pub in which to watch and England Six Nations match in North London, this'd be it. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Rye

Rye

South East London, Peckham. It's rare to find a pub in South East London that pulls in the crowd for Rugger, but the Rye certainly does a job of work. Re-opened in 2012 following a major redevelopment, it's a charming pub in Peckham Rye that serves excellent food, a great choice of drinks and comes with all the trimmings you'd want: log fire, family friendly outdoor picnic benches and a table tennis table. Even though there's a dearth of rugby pubs in south-east London, this is by no means the best of a bad bunch - the Rye would stand up as one of London's best pubs by any standard. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Bowler Pub and Kitchen

Bowler Pub and Kitchen

Central London, Clerkenwell. The Bowler Pub and Kitchen is conveniently located on Bowling Green Lane, off Farringdon road. It is an excellent place for the Six Nations in particular as they have a 10ft screen along with 2 HD TV’s. A fresh locally sourced British pub menu, and reasonable prices make it the perfect place for a weekend of Rugby. The Scotch Eggs are superb and the bar staff always friendly. One of MatchPint's favourite venues for sport. Sky Sports only.
Merchant

Merchant

South West London, Battersea. First the downside: you have to walk to the top of Battersea Rise past lots of very attractive places (and probably lots of very attractive mothers) to get there. But once you're there, it's worth the walk! With three large projectors showing rugby and other sport on Sky Sports and BT Sport, The Merchant is a cracking spot to grab some food and take in one of London's more surprising pubs (three coloured wines on tap no less). Table fusball and simple but elegant decor make it well worth a visit for the rugby in the area. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Belushis and The Dugout

Belushis and The Dugout

West London, Hammersmith. Open from 7 in the morning, Belushi's is the best bar for Rugby in London when it comes to early morning games from Down Under! With a big sports emphasis and an attitude to bars which brings with it affordable food and drink, Belushi's is a proper sports bar. So wake up, smell the coffee, and get your bum on that seat. Good parties at the weekend too! Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Albion

Albion

Central London, Blackfriars. One of MatchPint's most loved pubs with great beer from Young's brewery, scrummy burgers and a whole heap of rucking great sport on TV. Their reputation has built steadily over the years and now sits, deservedly, as one of London's best traditional sports pubs. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Wellington, Waterloo

Wellington, Waterloo

Central London, Waterloo. Located right outside Waterloo station, the Wellington couldn't be more conveniently located if you're taking a trip down to Twickenham later in the day. If you're staying in the city though, it's well worth your money popping in to grab all the rugby action. There are more screens than successful Lions tours and the beer is as delicious as Wilko's left peg. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub

The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub

London, Angel. Claiming to be - perhaps - London's oldest pub, the Old Red Lion Theatre pub is an eclectic mix of discerning artistes and knowledgeable sports fans. The room upstairs with big screen fills up early so get in as soon as you can. Old-school and friendly. A pub for the classics.
Hoop & Grapes

Hoop & Grapes

London, Blackfriars. Awarded Sky Sports' Ultimate Venue award for the south-east of England in 2013, the Hoop and Grapes has something for everyone. A traditional food and drink menu, 6 screens throughout with one of them outside, cozy tables and well thought-through zoning of sport ensures an eclectic mix of rugby, football, NFL and tennis fans amongst everything else.